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Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
Kretschmann will play 'Baron Strucker' in the 3D feature that has already shot action sequences in South Africa, to be followed by a location move to South Korea, then Italy and UK.
"I have a multi-picture deal," said Kretschmann, "which means I will not only appear in the 2nd part, but they're planning with me for a longer period of time. But I don't know details yet, they're keeping their cards close to their chest - top secret..."
'Baron Wolfgang von Strucker', a former Third Reich officer, is one of the leaders of 'Hydra', an enemy of 'S.H.I.E.L.D. »
- Michael Stevens
Ryan Maloney offers a counterpoint to the argument that the serialization of franchise films is killing the blockbuster...
With the global success of both Iron Man 3 and Thor: the Dark World, last year Marvel Studios proved that not only could their properties exist together in a shared universe, but they could be just as profitable in solo adventures as well. Thus, it comes as no surprise that other major Hollywood studios are following suit with whatever characters and franchises they’ve got stored away in-house, from Paramount’s Jack Ryan to Fox’s two remaining Marvel licensees, Fantastic Four and X-Men.
But recently IndieWire, in discussing Sony’s recent move to expand the Spider-Man franchise to spin-off into Venom and The Sinister Six films, have put forth the argument that this “serialized” mentality is turning movies into TV enterprises, and killing blockbuster films as a result. Their arguments are valid, »
- Gary Collinson
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Runaways, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, The Flash, Justice League: War and more...
The Seattle Seahawks weren't the only ones crushing the competition at the Super Bowl this past Sunday, with Marvel Studios' TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier drumming up just under 10 million online views in 24 hours for its second trailer, compared to 6.2 million online views for the first look at Transformers: Age of Extinction and just 2.5 million for the latest trailer for rival superhero flick The Amazing Spider-Man 2. These numbers even more impressive when placed alongside Marvel's last two Super Bowl offerings, with the billion-dollar-plus grossing Iron Man 3 racking »
- Gary Collinson
Take another look @ actress Elizabeth Olsen and the origins of her upcoming role as Marvel Comics' mutant the 'Scarlet Witch' in writer/director Joss Whedon's sequel to "The Avengers", "The Avengers: Age of Ultron":
As Sneak Peek first reported May 2012 about the Scarlet Witch appearing in "The Avengers 2", the character and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.
She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'.
The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.
Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member »
- Michael Stevens
So far, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has seen its fair share of notable Marvel guest stars — Avengers actors Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders have both made appearances in the series, and Thor warrior Jaimie Alexander is set to appear later this month. But Tuesday’s episode includes a cameo that may be its most important one yet: comic legend Stan Lee. Known for his brief but memorable appearances throughout multiple Marvel movies, the 91-year-old brings that honor to the ABC series in a role that he teases may be more than just a cameo. EW chatted with the Marvel icon about his guest appearance, »
- Andrea Towers
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Constantine, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Batman & Robin, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Thor 3, Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...
So, Henry Cavill in Michigan and production reportedly set to get underway, we've finally found out who'll be playing Kal-El's nemesis Lex Luthor in Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. No, it's not Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, David Ramsey or any of the other names plucked out of thin air these past few months, but rather The Social Network and Now You See Me star Jesse Eisenberg. "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, »
- Gary Collinson
O Captain, my Captain …
We’d issue a spoiler alert here, but all we know is what the new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is trying to tell us: Somebody big is going down. Like, 6-feet-under down.
The Super Bowl spot accomplished a handful of things:
– It got fans even more riled up for a film that already has tremendously strong word-of-mouth.
– The uninitiated got a brief primer on who/what The Winter Soldier is.
– Marvel Studios is really trying to make us believe a particular character is headed toward an untimely end.
(We won’t mention who until after the jump. »
- Anthony Breznican
Thor: The Dark World grossed $632 million at the global box office. Those aren’t Iron Man 3 numbers: Robert Downey Jr.’s post-Avengers outing grossed almost twice as much last year. But the Thorquel earned the third-highest box office tally in Marvel Studios history. So, yes, there will be a sequel. Marvel announced that Craig Kyle (a producer on the first two Thors) will co-write the next Thunder God movie with Christopher Yost (who co-wrote The Dark World.) There’s no release date yet, but given what we know about Marvel’s future plans and the general 2+ year turnaround between sequels, »
- Darren Franich
Welcome to Marvelous Da7e, issue #31!
Ant-Man has moved into the July 31st 2015 spot vacated by Man of Steel 2, bringing it right at the edge of a 2015 Summer of Marvel Phase transition. We know Edgar Wright has some sort of comedic heist-like movie with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, adding to the Cinematic Universe’s Heroic (Modern) and … Silver Age?
Captain America knew Howard Stark before he solved his unborn-child’s future arc reactor poisoning problem by building a World’s Fair in the design of an atom, and the announced Agent Carter TV series (and the One Shot it’s spinning off from) take place in Post-wwii America when S.H.I.E.L.D. is formed. Hank Pym, if he’s Douglas’ age, would have been born around the time Agent Carter takes place which strangely would make him active around Hank Pym’s 1962 debut in the real world. »
Stan Lee is ready for his closeup. And if trends continue the way they are, there are going to be plenty more of them.
At 91, the mastermind behind Marvel Comics — and co-creator of properties like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the Avengers, individually and assembled — might seem like an unlikely star. But Lee has made a habit of appearing in cameos in films based on Marvel properties, and with that universe fanning out to include second-tier properties like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, along with a Fantastic Four reboot, the writer and impresario could stay pretty busy just flitting from scene to scene.
More imminently, Lee will be featured on TV twice in February: In “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7,” premiering Feb. 1 on the Hub network, voicing an animated version of himself stumbling onto a team of real-life superheroes while grappling with writer’s block; and in another cameo, this time in “Marvel’s Agents of Shield, »
- Brian Lowry
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Son of Batman, Superman: Flyby, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (and 3), X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four and more....
Well, Batman vs. Superman might have been pushed back ten months to May 2016, but if talk is to be believed production is still set to get underway as planned in February (as opposed to the rumoured May start date), with a report late last night suggesting Ben Affleck has been forced to pull out of directing Fox's TV pilot The Middle Man as the "main players" on the Man of Steel sequel have been called up to start work right away. Of course, while we wait for official confirmation, »
- Gary Collinson
He’s made a cameo in more films than you could probably name, including every film so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like we’ll be one cameo short this summer in James Gunn’s highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy.
In a recent interview with DweebCast, the legendary comic book writer was asked if he’ll be making his usual appearance in the summer blockbuster, and unfortunately he replied in the negative.
“No, I’m afraid not. This is the one group that I didn’t create; I didn’t write Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m not even sure who they all are. I can’t wait to see the movie.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Gotham, Constantine, Amazon, The Flash, Hourman, Arrow, Jla Adventures, Justice League: War Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, All Hail the King, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, The Sinister Six, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Wolverine versus Sabretooth, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and more...
Well, it's been another huge week for superhero news, but as always its difficult to decipher between fact and fiction, with several big rumours seemingly shot down just as they were gaining traction. However, we'll get things underway with some official - and disappointing - news from Warner Bros. that Batman vs. Superman has been pushed back ten months and »
- Gary Collinson
Recently seen reprising her role as Sif in Thor: The Dark World, Jaimie Alexander will be returning as the Asgardian warrior once more with Marvel reporting that she’ll be making an appearance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The studio is naturally keeping quiet on exactly what brings Sif to Midgard, but notes that she has come to Earth “with a very specific mission.” Needless to say, we’re excited as to what that could be.
So far, Alexander has starred in 2011’s original Thor and was of course seen late last year in the follow-up, Thor: The Dark World. The character and Alexander have both become favourites for fans of the franchise, and the studio is clearly conscious of that fact. »
- Kenji Lloyd
In a recent interview with TotalFilm Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach discuss the difficulties and possibilities of there being a Spider-Man and Avengers crossover one day. "I for one don't see the value for us in it," Arad told Total Film. "I think we're doing such a good job with the Spider-Man Universe. Spider-Man is arguably the number one character in the world. He shouldn't make a cameo." Arad then goes to hint that if there was "a natural alliance for some reason...I cannot talk for Sony." But don't get your hopes too high yet, after saying that, producer Matthew Tolmach intervenes and comments that "The practical side of it is, look, how many movies have we just talked about? It's all we can do to build that universe. We're not going beyond that." Well there you have it. Would you like to see a Spidey/Avengers crossover anytime soon? »
Depp's representatives, however, have called the claims bunk, and even if the actor were to take the role, scheduling could prove difficult, as Depp has already signed up for the sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland (set to open in 2016), as well as a fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
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Michael Pena, who can currently be seen in “American Hustle,” has been offered a role in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and wants to board the film gearing up to shoot this spring, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Marvel denied that Pena was in negotiations. Edgar Wright is directing the superhero movie from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. Also Read: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Closes Deal to Play Quicksilver in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (Exclusive) Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd are set to star as Hank Pym and Scott Lang, respectively. Created by Stan Lee »
- Jeff Sneider
Sources have told Latino Review that the Mouse House’s main main is in very early discussions with Marvel to take on the role of eccentric magician Steven Strange in “Doctor Strange,” which the company has long been developing as a solo pic to join the ranks of its “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Captain America” franchises. “Ant-Man” is another character it hopes to launch in 2015 as a standalone franchise around one of the comicbook company’s heroes.
While it makes sense that Marvel would want to have a conversation with Depp over how it could launch a new franchise with the thesp, sources tell Variety that such talks have yet to take place and any possibility of such a pairing is premature.
If he agrees, Depp would take on the »
- Marc Graser
In April, after more than a year’s absence, Peter Parker will make his triumphant return to comics and his own body. Killed off in December 2012 in the name of shaking up the status quo, the last year has seen long-time villain Otto Octavius masquerading as Peter.
Here’s a quick primer for the unfamiliar. For the landmark 700th issue of the Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel printed a story designed to relaunch the book. Doctor Otto Octavius, Doc Ock, frail and dying, swaps bodies with Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-man. Pete desperately tries to switch back but fails, and he dies in Ock’s body. As Peter dies, Octavius has a change of heart. Having been exposed to all of Peter’s memories and experiences, he vows to the dying Peter to take to heart his motto of “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.” He promises to be a »
- Josh Parylak
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